All posts by Andrew Edmunds

Last Rites Co-Owner; Senior Editor; born in the cemetery, under the sign of the MOOOOOOON...

Night – High Tides – Distant Skies Review

“This time we had no room for Flying V guitars, but instead focused on solid single-coil sound. The new sound created a bigger space for vocals and arrangements…” – Night guitarist Sammy Ouirra That quote

Pharmacist – Medical Renditions Of Grinding Decomposition Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Do you like Carcass? If you answered “yes,” congratulations! You are correct! You DO like Carcass! Is Symphonies Of Sickness your favorite Carcass album? If you answered “yes,”

Gorgatron – Pathogenic Automation Review

Ten years ago, I reviewed Gorgatron’s Torturetorium album, and that was the last thing I’ve heard of theirs, which means that I apparently missed 2014’s Inner Supremacy entirely. My review wasn’t a brilliant piece of

Incantation – Sect Of Vile Divinities Review

Let’s play a game: Write down the first five words or short phrases that come to mind when you think about Incantation, and I’ll see if I can guess the words you picked. Ready? First

Cardiac Arrest – The Day That Death Prevailed Review

That snuggly blanket you wrap around yourself at night with your glass of red wine or hot cocoa. That ice cold tea or frosty beer that you always enjoy on the back porch after you

Grave Digger – Fields Of Blood Review

The $10* or so that Chris Boltendahl spent on a ticket to Braveheart in 1995 may have been the best money he ever spent… Now in their fortieth year, the bombastic Teutonic trad metallers in

Escuela Grind – GGRRIINNDDCCOORREE Review

One and a half minutes… Ninety seconds… In that same amount of time, you could be three-quarters of the way through brushing your teeth to American Dental Association specifications. You could reheat leftovers from last

Diamonds & Rust: Screamer – Target: Earth

Way back when we started this Diamonds & Rust feature, the idea behind it was to allow our staff of obsessive listeners the opportunity to wax poetic about classic albums, to finally put onscreen some